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Marie Antoinette: Trial

French
19th century
Artist Friedrich Loos (German, 1797–1890)


Object Place: Germany

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 30 mm (1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.111

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver or electrotype

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Marie Antoinette (1755-1793), commemorating her trial (1793).

Obverse: Profile bust of Marie Antoinette looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “MARIE ANTOINETTE REINE DE FRANCE” and below “LOOS”.

Reverse: Figure of Justice with unbalanced scales at proper right; inscribed at edge “IACCUSE IE IUGE TEXT ERMINE” and in exergue “LE XVI OCTOBRE/MDCCXCIII”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "MARIE ANTOINETTE REINE DE FRANCE" and below "LOOS".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "IACCUSE IE IUGE TEXT ERMINE" and in exergue "LE XVI OCTOBRE/MDCCXCIII".

Provenance

By 1917, J. B. How; 1917, bequest of J. B. How to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 1917)

Credit Line

Bequest of J. B. How